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Police Explorers

About the Program
In 2001, the Troy Police Department started its first Police Explorer Program which is chartered with the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer Program introduces young adults to the many varied opportunities available in a career in law enforcement.

The Police Explorer Program is designed to give the explorer a working knowledge of police functions and a feeling of a social awareness and responsibility, and at the same time, stimulate interest in law enforcement practices as well as a strong code of ethics.

Police Explorer Qualifications
The minimum qualifications to be a police explorer are as follows:

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  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 21
  • Must maintain a "C" or better grade point average
  • Must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours a month of service
  • Must have a good moral character and good background
  • Must live within the Triad School District

Program Activities
Within the following years we experienced many different aspects of law enforcement.

The explorer post has been introduced to guest speakers from the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as well as the Madison County Coroner's Office. They have experienced hands-on training for traffic stops, building searches, tactical and self-defense procedures, as well as a multitude of other training.

The explorer post has also been very active in assisting the Troy Police Department with large events that involve parking or directing traffic as well as the Fingerprinting Children Identification Program.

More Information
For more information, contact Officer Tony Luther at 618-667-6731.